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1 /// Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage Foundation: You guys. I had to start with this one because this product shook me to my whole entire core. I always had it in my head that really good, long-wear, full coverage foundation was only good quality if it cost over $30. That was until I tried Maybelline Superstay and y’all. My world was rocked. It is…hands down…the greatest, most long wearing, liquid foundation I have ever used in my LIFE. I am telling you, this product is proof that drugstore brands are killing it lately! I could not recommend this foundation enough.
2 /// Mario Badescu Super Collagen Mask: ( AMAZON PRIME ELIGIBLE! ) I have never in my life loved a face mask more than I love this one. I was actually sent this mask initially to try out and see how I liked it but didn’t use it for a while because I was hesitant about the words “super” and “collagen”. But girl. Let me tell you. I have never wore a face mask and saw a difference in my skin so freaking quickly. My skin was absolutely glowing and that glow and dewiness lasted a solid 2 days. It’s unbelievable.
3 /// Tarte Maneater Mascara: ( AMAZON PRIME ELIGIBLE! ) I had heard really amazing things about this mascara for a super long time and it wasn’t until I received a sample of it and used it for a week that I realized…I was in love. Yes y’all, true love is a real thing and it can happen that fast. If you are someone with short, blonde, terrible little eyelashes, the Tarte Maneater Mascara is a tried and true.
4 /// Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel: ( AMAZON PRIME ELIGIBLE! ) This little number is following us from 2017. Yup, still using this face wash twice daily going on 2 years now. It is my ride or die face wash and I will probably never use anything different. I have tried almost every face wash from Mario Badescu and this is hands down my absolute favorite. It is so refreshing and gentle and my skin has never looked better.
5 /// Soap & Glory Scrub of Your Life: For my whole life I have suffered from a skin condition known as Keratosis Pilaris aka “chicken skin”. It is something that hardly anyone actually notices but I notice it a lot and that is enough for me to constantly be looking for a solution. I have tried dozens of products to help treat my condition but the products are not only expensive as all hell but also…they usually don’t work. This scrub was life changing. A little goes a long way and it has become a staple in my skincare routine.
6 /// Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette: I don’t really get crazy with my eye shadow shades so most of the time an eyeshadow palette is just a waste of money because I will end up only using a few of the natural shades. This is the perfect shadow palette for the natural gal. I have used every single color at least once and the formula is stunning. If you are like me and you only use a few shades this is the palette for you.
7 /// Red Carpet Manicure Dip Nail Kit: ( AMAZON PRIME ELIGIBLE! ) I’m just going to say it. When I don’t have my nails fully painted in some type of way I do not feel like a girl. I know that is about the most annoying thing you have ever heard me say (lol, lies girl you lie) but it’s true. I have used this kit a few times and it is so far worth every single penny. The process is super simple and the end result is stunning and long lasting.
8 /// NYX Angel Veil Primer: I was never a primer type of gal until I gave this a try and realized almost immediately how matte it made my skin without drying it out and how fantastically it kept my makeup on all day long. I also noticed that I looked way less shiny at the end of the day. It has become a huge part of my makeup routine! I put this on after face lotion and before foundation.
9 /// St. Tropez Self Tan Express: ( AMAZON PRIME ELIGIBLE! )As a super pale lady who has tried literally every single solitary self tanner that exists on earth (no that is not an exaggeration) my search is over. I have finally found the most amazing, wonderful, life changing self tanner. This is a pretty well known brand but I didn’t realize how amazing it was until this last year. It doesn’t have that…smell? You know, the one most self tanners have that make you smell like Goldfish. It provides an INSTANT tan and continues to develop over 8 hours even if you shower. And there is absolutely no orange tint to it, just bronze. Like I said, amazing.
Okay ladies, so that’s it! My roundup of my absolute favorite beauty and skincare products of 2018. Most of these will continue to be favorites well into 2019 but I can’t wait to see what new products come out this year! If you have used any of my favorites comment below and let me know your thoughts!